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4/12/2013 (2 years ago)

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Just blame the Republicans.

Signs are beginning to show that the Democratic strategy to deal with the pending failure of Obamacare will be to blame Republicans who have been saying it was a bad idea all along. Comments from Kathleen Sebelius have tipped the hand.

Welcome to Obamacare, how do you like it?

Welcome to Obamacare, how do you like it?


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

4/12/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: Sebelius, health care, Obamacare, disaster, excuse, blame, Democrats, Republicans

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Earlier this week, Kathleen Sebelius, complained that she did not have any idea how complicated Obamacare would be, saying that "no one fully anticipated" the challenge.


Sebelius appeared to be laying the foundation for a much larger argument - the Democratic strategy for avoiding blame for the debacle. And instead of discussing solutions to move Obamacare forward and save the nation from a disaster that could consume a sixth of the economy, she is playing at apologetics.

Republicans have long said the plan was a bad idea. Despite their counter-proposals and Cassandra cries, the plan was ramrodded through Congress and into law anyway.

Now, as states and private industry actually set to work on cleaning the Athenian stables of our national healthcare system, they find that the task is so monumental and so complicated that it's impossible to complete by deadline.

Indeed, like Hercules, the nation isn't going to fix the crisis unless it diverts a virtual river through the system.

Unfortunately, Obamacare isn't the river we need to divert, filled as it is with the effluence of added cost and complications. The plan is so complicated that the administration has already been forced to push back deadlines on full implementation by another year.

States are having difficulty setting up their mandated insurance exchanges and meanwhile premiums have skyrocketed.

Obamacare is fast becoming a liability for the administration and the party. The strategy then, isn't to scramble to fix the problem, but rather, simply blame the Republicans who have rebelled on behalf of their states that don't want Obamacare forced upon them. Although many state systems are imperfect, they are at least better than the supposed cure that Obamacare offers.

America's healthcare system is in bad shape. Americans pay more for their health care than any other nation and they receive less effective care than people in many other industrialized countries.

Now, the much-lauded solution is turning into a disaster. Perhaps this was the plan all along? Who knows. However, Democrats have already found their scapegoat, so what's the point of fixing something that works for them, even if it leaves you feeling sick.


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